Postfix error

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by entityreborn, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. entityreborn

    entityreborn New Member

    I realise the OS is not Linux, but the OSs are similar enough that you may be able to help me :D . Here are the stats:

    OS: FreeBSD 6.2
    Traditional FAMP server with Postfix and Courier-IMAP

    My server recieves emails no problem, sends locally no problem, but sending externally makes an error as follows:

    Jul 28 01:16:46 fbsd postfix/smtp[7739]: connect to[]: Operation timed out (port 25)
    It seems my server is looking to googles server for a port that is not serving? I try to telnet googles port 25 at this IP and i get no connect.:eek:
    I have looked around and nothing has helped. Any advice? I will provide files upon request.

    Another question is DNS... is there a way for my domain to catch all subdomains? ie no need to modify DNS record to add new subdomains. Wildcard DNS
  2. tebokkel

    tebokkel New Member

    Can you get to any other (external) port 25? Your ISP's for example?
    If not, inspect your ipf (ipfw?) firewall. If you can reach other SMTP-servers, it should be a temporary problem. Try traceroute on that address to see how far you get.

  3. entityreborn

    entityreborn New Member

    hm.... i don't have any firewall installed.... i can smtp into my own server using my domain address ( so that isn't a problem...
    from my windowsbox, yes i can telnet to my isps mail server, and.... same from my bsd box.
    As for temporary problem.... this has been happening for a month.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

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